In March I have been happily working with pupils from Years 1 & 4 at North Cheshire Jewish Primary School, on design aspects, and the initial making of the first textile wallhanging for the Clinic in Jerusalem.
Since that time, several individuals, including family and friends, have been taught, and have participated in its creation, and continue to do so.
Themes and ideas for the work were aimed to ultimately provide exciting and appropriate visual imagery, as well as to tie in with aspects of the curriculum of both Key Stages.
Meanwhile, I am delighted to say that the plea to various celebrities for their “cast-offs”, has met with some success; and incorporated into the piece will be Joanna’s jeans, Mavis’s mittens, Maureen’s mohairs, and many more exciting fabrics and artefacts. The wonders of recycling! I have been truly touched by their generosity.
From the 2nd. week in May, we shall be in Jerusalem, and I shall be running workshops at the DVI Clinic, with patients, families, and clinic staff, to create a second collaborative textile wallhanging for the treatment room.
thanking Joanna Lumley for her ‘cast-offs’